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Extra incentive: Wayne Selden Jr. helps KU win battle of blue bloods

Jayhawks beat Kentucky in OT

Wayne Selden, Jr.’s grandfather, who introduced the Kansas University junior guard to the sport of basketball when he was 5, hadn’t seen Wayne play a game for the Jayhawks ... until Saturday night, that is. “It was big incentive for me to play well tonight. I knew I was going to because he was here. That’s my best friend growing up. We’re really, really close,” Selden said after scoring a career-high 33 points while playing 44 minutes in KU’s 90-84 overtime victory. By Gary Bedore

Evening

Wayne Selden Jr. leads Jayhawks to overtime victory over Kentucky

After watching another point guard carve up his man-to-man defense, Kansas coach Bill Self went with a triangle-and-two defense during portions of the second half and it saved the day for Kansas on Saturday night at Allen Fielhdouse. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Traditional powers primed for battle

John Calipari, who worked as an assistant coach at Kansas University from 1982 to ’85, knows firsthand how loud it gets on game day in 16,300-seat Allen Fieldhouse.

Stories

KU swimmers sweep past UNO

Kansas University’s swim team won every event and defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 187-88, on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

KU tennis tops Purdue

Kansas University’s women’s tennis remained undefeated with a 4-1 victory over 45th-ranked Purdue on Saturday.

KU women fall to Texas Tech

Texas Tech handed Kansas University’s women’s basketball team its 12th consecutive loss and kept the Jayhawks winless in the Big 12 with a 54-44 victory over KU on Saturday night in United Supermarkets Arena.

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Tom Keegan: Bill Self busts out junk defense to top Kentucky

In the area of coaching defense, Bill Self takes pride in the shiny staples in his toolbox. Motivational tools, instructive tools, video tools, all employed to tweak his helping man-to-man defense in just the right way for that night's opponent. And then there is that roll of duct tape hidden under a pile in the corner of the toolbox. By Tom Keegan

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Extra incentive: Wayne Selden Jr. helps KU win battle of blue bloods

Jayhawks beat Kentucky in OT

Wayne Selden, Jr.’s grandfather, who introduced the Kansas University junior guard to the sport of basketball when he was 5, hadn’t seen Wayne play a game for the Jayhawks ... until Saturday night, that is. “It was big incentive for me to play well tonight. I knew I was going to because he was here. That’s my best friend growing up. We’re really, really close,” Selden said after scoring a career-high 33 points while playing 44 minutes in KU’s 90-84 overtime victory. By Gary Bedore

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Calipari: Wildcats lost 'heck of a college game'

Saturday night, following his team's 90-84, overtime loss to Kansas during his first crack as a head coach inside Allen Fieldhouse, Kentucky coach John Calipari opened by dropping phrases like, “I'm sick to my stomach,” and “I'm still hacked off that we lost,” and then shared a story about a pre-game conversation that came eerily close to coming true. By Matt Tait

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Wayne Selden Jr. leads Jayhawks to overtime victory over Kentucky

After watching another point guard carve up his man-to-man defense, Kansas coach Bill Self went with a triangle-and-two defense during portions of the second half and it saved the day for Kansas on Saturday night at Allen Fielhdouse. By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis upends Arkansas

Kansas University improved to 3-0 on the women’s tennis season with a 4-1 victory over No. 36-ranked Arkansas on Friday at Billingsley Tennis Center.

KU track stellar at Classic

Kansas University track and field claimed 16 event victories at its final home meet of the indoor season, the Jayhawk Classic, which concluded Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.

Woodland, Choi tied for Farmers lead

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi were tied for the lead Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Traditional powers primed for battle

John Calipari, who worked as an assistant coach at Kansas University from 1982 to ’85, knows firsthand how loud it gets on game day in 16,300-seat Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas women's basketball preview

Here's a preview of Kansas University's women's basketball game Saturday at Texas Tech.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 29, 2016

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 29, 2016.

Last year’s UK game left bad taste

Kansas University’s basketball team blasted Kentucky, 150-95, on Dec. 9, 1989, in Allen Fieldhouse, handing UK its second-worst loss in school history — worst since an 87-17 setback to Pella, Iowa, in 1910.